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Oct 6, 2012 12:30pm PDT
saying, mr. romney, you're wrong, and hey's why, just remembering that he's got to reach, what, the 5% of undecided voters who are out there who aren't that familiar with these issues, and the intricacies of the tax code. mitt romney gets criticized for not giving enough details but that worked in his favor on the debate stage because details just kind of get you bogged down. >> he was analytical, and he was toes grasp. >> he was very -- >> even when he was giving falsehoods. >> what falsehoods did he give? >> i didn't hear any falsehoods. >> you didn't hear any because he kept on talking. for example, he said that obama doubled the deficit. he didn't. he brought the deficit down. he said that obama -- >> $5 trillion worth of deficits? >> first 1. 2, 5 trillion in th deficit disorder. >> the president said he would cut the deaf set in half. unfortunately he doubled it. trillion dollar deficits for the last four years. the president's put in place as much public debt, almost as much debt held by the public as all prior presidents combined. >> when i walked in the oval office, i had m
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
matter what >> when mr. romney made the 47% comment, that made me shake my head and say like aate low of americans, when you tell americans you are entitled and dependent on the government because of social security and medicare, that showed a great deal of insensitivity. >> brown: pastor stevens also had a greater concern about missed opportunities. >> this shouldn't be an election about voting against the other guy. this should be an election about voting for the person who is is going to benefit your community. >> brown: you're not seeing that from either party? >> neither party. neither party >> brown: the two parties intending to stir enthusiasm in the weeks before the vote, that might well be a sobering message indeed. >> ifill: you can find more on jeff's trip to north >> ifill: you can find more on jeff's trip to north carolina, including his foray into mixed martial arts on our web site. watch his newsroom conversation with political editor christina bellantoni, plus a behind-the- scenes slideshow, on our politics page. >> woodruff: the newshour and npr are tracking how t
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. we saw that effect today. it was very marked. >> susie: let's look at another sector because romney was talking a lot about how much he likes coal, both candidates mr. talking about energy independence and you look at how coal stocks did today, big gains there like arch coal, like alpha natural resources, is this a good place to put your money? >> well, i tell you this. it's early to be making bets on any sector and predicated against a presidential election. it is too close to call and certainly not the way you want to invest but i will tell you as we get closer and you feel more confident in the results of an election, i will tell you energy stocks in general, coal stocks in particular are certainly going to be a good investment. we'll unleash the power of the energy complex of the united states, become energy independence. there will be a lot of winners in the energy complex f there is a change in administration. >> real quickly, jobs was another big topic last night. we have the jobs report coming out tomorrow. it is expected the unemployment rate is going to go a little bit ove
Oct 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
office, whoever the president is, the same thing happens. they melt and say mr. president, you are doing a wonderful job. and our prayers are with you. and i think that he was not, the president was not prepared for that kind of-- and mitt romney to his credit did-- dashed to the middle of smiling, not a mad dash to the middle and made the case, i thought. >> i would say they had a bad theory which was that romney would come out as a very conservative, more extreme figure. when he comes to the middle, they've got the wrong theory for the wrong debate. you know, i read the transcript again. >> woodruff: they didn't realize how much he was going to move to the middle. >> i think they were unprepared for what was about to happen and they sort of left obama without the lines that he probably had prepared. also, i reread the transcript yesterday. and i actually thought on paper obama looks a little better. there is one section which is worse. which was the closing argument, the two minute closing argument which is just terrible, just really bad 2 minutes, for a closing argument, that is
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